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Thomas Jennings, Commercial Halfpenny, 1794 Obv A figure of Britannia standing, facing left, a small lion below. A view of ships in the background. Around the perimeter SUCCESS TO THE COMMERCE OF BRITAIN Rev A cypher T. I. in a shield between sprigs of flowers, crest a demi-lion. Around the perimeter SPALDING HALFPENNY 1794 The tail of the demi-lion nearly touches the H of HALFPENNY. The outer leaf to the left extends past the S of SPALDING. Edge PAYABLE AT T. IENNING'S SPALDING & HOLBEACH - X - (Atkins p. 68, 6; D&H Lincolnshire 6)
Struck from a mid- to late state of the reverse die. Gem uncirculated and attractively toned.
Thomas Jennings, (1737-1820), ironmonger and stationer, Holbeach.